Tata unveils £240m project

Tata Steel will start work today on a £240 million project to improve the steel works at Port Talbot, including a re-fit of a blast furnace.

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Welsh Secretary 'reassured Tata is fully committed' to Wales

Secretary of State for Wales, Cheryl Gillan has just issued this statement following Tata Steel's decision to delay relighting the new blast furnace its building at its Port Talbot plant:

It is understandable that Tata may have to take the decision to delay the relighting of blast furnace four at Port Talbot in the light of the current business climate. TATA is operating in an extremely challenging market - both domestically and internationally, but I am re-assured that Tata is fully committed to its investment in the UK. This will be a commercial decision and I understand that there will be no job losses as a result.

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